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Mother Wore Tights (1947)

 |  Musical  |  September 1947 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mona Freeman ...
Iris
Connie Marshall ...
Mikie
Vanessa Brown ...
Bessie
Robert Arthur ...
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Grandmother McKinley
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Mr. Schneider
Ruth Nelson ...
Miss Ridgeway
Anabel Shaw ...
Alice Flemmerhammer
Stephen Dunne ...
Roy Bivins (as Michael Dunne)
George Cleveland ...
Grandfather McKinley
Veda Ann Borg ...
Rosemary Olcott
Sig Ruman ...
Papa
Lee Patrick ...
Lil
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Storyline

In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her talent, hires her for a "two-act", then marries her. Incidents of the marriage and the growing pains of eldest daughter Miriam are followed, interspersed with nostalgic musical numbers. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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In our family dad wore the pants but . . . Mother Wore Tights [Australia Theatrical]

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September 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siempre en tus brazos  »

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$2,727,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 2, 1948 with Betty Grable and Dan Daily reprising their film roles. See more »

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Swinging Down the Lane
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Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Mona Freeman (dubbed by Imogene Lynn), 'Robert Arthur (I)' and chorus
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A thoroughly pleasing old-fashioned movie musical
7 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was "first run" in 1947. Betty Grable was at the height of her popularity and "Mother Wore Tights" helped her to remain as the highest paid woman of that year. The back-stage story, a cliché and, perhaps, quite trite in 2005, was fresh, especially because of the family element: two Vaudevilians raising their two daughters, one of whom provides the voice-over narration (done by Anne Baxter). Visually, the film is spectacularly Technicolorful. The songs and dancing are typical of the era and delightfully entertaining. While "You Do" was nominated for Best Song, I think that "Kokomo, Indiana" is a better candidate. This is one of the best of Betty Grable's films, and for the first time she has a male partner in Dan Dailey who is more than just a dancing extra. After almost fifty years, the film is still fun to watch. It's too bad that a similarly appealing film, the 1948 "When My Baby Smiles At Me" with Grable and Dailey, is not available.


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